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photo courtesy DC Fire and EMS

DC Fire and EMS reported just before 11pm Saturday night:

“Car reported in water – near Roosevelt Bridge – one out of water – checking on report of others possibly inside vehicle”

“Car into Potomac – off of Rock Creek Parkway. 1 occupant out – says as many as 2 others inside car – now in the water. Divers headed in.”

“2 hrs in & still looking for car & possibly additional occupants in Potomac near Roosevelt Bridge”

“2 occupants / victims have now been located inside car that went into Potomac near Roosevelt Bridge around 22:50”

NBC Washington reported:

“U.S. Park Police said the car was speeding down Ohio Drive when the driver lost control and crashed into the river.”

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1824 Calvert St, NW. Photo by Daniel McCullough

DC Fire and EMS reported:

“Original call dispatched 9:32 PM. Approx 100 personnel manning 20 units brought fire under control in 20 minutes.”

“Final address for Calvert Street is 1824. 4 displaced residents. Cause remains under investigation. No fire spread to adjacent homes.”

Ed. Note: Thanks to all who tweeted updates and reports to @PoPville and emailed [email protected]

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A reader reports:

“two cars caught on fire on the 1100 block of 6th Street NW this morning sometime after 8am.

911 was called at 8:20am and the fire department arrived two minutes later. By the time I left my house at 8:35, the fire was completely put out and I would have been none the wiser if I hadn’t seen it leaving my house.

Thanks DC Fire and other em​ergency responders for saving the neighborhood!

Anyone else see anything?”

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via DCFD

From DC Fire And EMS:

“DC firefighters and EMS workers are a special breed, and often quietly go the extra mile to help our citizens.

Such was the case during the Memorial Day weekend, when Truck Company 16 was dispatched to the 3400 block of Nash Place Southeast.

They arrived to find a citizen who was trimming hedges while in his walker. The walker collapsed and the gentleman fell to the ground.

The members of Truck 16 helped the man up and assisted him inside his home, but their efforts did not end there.

The firefighters went on to repair the walker, and than completed the yard work. A grateful neighbor witnessed this act of kindness, and send us these photos.

The personnel involved were Captain Mike Dolby, Firefighter Technician Mark Colbert, and Firefighters Vincent Hunnicut, Jeffrey Mathias, and Davon Moore.”

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Photo by Matthew Lawlor

Update: “DDOT reports all the fire activity has cleared and all associated road closures are open.”

From AlertDC:

“MPD reports the road closure 3600 block of Connecticut Avenue NW due to Fire Department activity. Please avoid the area.”

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Photo by Michael Ian

Michael Ian reports:

“major fire at Connecticut & Porter in #clevelandpark. Avenue is completely shut down”

Michael Marriott reports:

“Fire officials announce problems RE: the roof. Could go!”